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  • WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL? Who speaks for libertarianism the Old Right or the Neocon Clones?

    04/08/2002 10:13:00 AM PDT · by H.R. Gross · 25 replies · 17+ views
    Antiwar.com ^ | April 8, 2002 | Justin Raimondo
    Behind the Headlines by Justin RaimondoAntiwar.com April 8, 2002 WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA POSTREL?Post-9/11: Who speaks for libertarianism – the Old Right or the Neocon Clones? A note from the author: I apologize, in advance, for the sheer length of this column, but since it addresses the sell-out of basic libertarian principles by people and institutions who purport to speak in its name, I thought it important to address these questions thoroughly, with extensive quotations from those I name. Too bad, in attacking Antiwar.com, these pathetic losers didn't do the same – but then what can one expect from craven...
  • Patrick Buchanan: Is Trump Standing Down in Syria?

    04/13/2018 11:30:06 AM PDT · by WisconsinRep · 13 replies
    CNS News ^ | April 13, 2018 | Patrick Buchanan
    Wednesday morning, President Trump jolted the nation with a tweet that contained both threat and taunt: "Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and 'smart!' You shouldn't be partners with a Gas Killing Animal who kills his people and enjoys it!" Trump was responding to a warning by Russia that she would shoot down U.S. missiles fired at her Syrian allies, and she reserved the right to fire on U.S. warships and bases from which any such missiles were launched. The "Gas Killing Animal"...
  • How Trump's Presidency Will Be Judged

    04/03/2018 8:55:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    On many issues -- naming Scalia-like judges and backing Reagan-like tax cuts -- President Trump is a conventional Republican. Where he was exceptional in 2016, where he stood out starkly from his GOP rivals, where he won decisive states like Pennsylvania, was on his uniquely Trumpian agenda to put America and Americans first -- from which the Bush Republicans recoiled. Trump alone pledged to kill amnesty and secure the border with a 30-foot wall to halt the invasion of our country. Trump alone pledged to end the de-industrialization of America and bring back our lost factories and lost jobs....
  • Why Is the GOP Terrified of Tariffs?

    03/06/2018 7:48:47 AM PST · by Kaslin · 150 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 6, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    From Lincoln to William McKinley to Theodore Roosevelt, and from Warren Harding through Calvin Coolidge, the Republican Party erected the most awesome manufacturing machine the world had ever seen. And, as the party of high tariffs through those seven decades, the GOP was rewarded by becoming America's Party. Thirteen Republican presidents served from 1860 to 1930, and only two Democrats. And Grover Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson were elected only because the Republicans had split. Why, then, this terror of tariffs that grips the GOP? Consider. On hearing that President Trump might impose tariffs on aluminum and steel, Sen. Lindsey...
  • Nunes Duels the Deep State

    02/06/2018 6:54:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    That memo worked up in the Intel Committee of Chairman Devin Nunes may not have sunk the Mueller investigation, but from the sound of the secondary explosions, this torpedo was no dud. The critical charge: To persuade a FISA court to issue a warrant to spy on Trump aide Carter Page, the FBI relied on a dossier produced by a Trump-hating British spy, who was using old Kremlin contacts, while being paid to dig up dirt on Donald Trump by Hillary Clinton's campaign. Not only were the Clinton campaign and DNC paying the spy, Christopher Steele, for his dirt-diving, the...
  • Too Many Wars. Too Many Enemies.

    01/30/2018 6:44:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 30, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    If Turkey is not bluffing, U.S. troops in Manbij, Syria, could be under fire by week's end, and NATO engulfed in the worst crisis in its history. Turkish President Erdogan said Friday his troops will cleanse Manbij of Kurdish fighters, alongside whom U.S. troops are embedded. Erdogan's foreign minister demanded concrete steps by the U.S. to end its support of the Kurds, who control the Syrian border with Turkey east of the Euphrates, all the way to Iraq. If the Turks attack Manbij, the U.S. will face a choice: Stand by our Kurdish allies and resist the Turks, or abandon...
  • In a Trump Hunt, Beware the Perjury Trap

    01/26/2018 3:56:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Asked if he would agree to be interviewed by Robert Mueller's team, President Donald Trump told the White House press corps, "I would love to do it ... as soon as possible. ... under oath, absolutely." On hearing this, the special counsel's office must have looked like the Eagles' locker room after the 38-7 rout of the Vikings put them in the Super Bowl. If the president's legal team lets Trump sit for hours answering Mueller's agents, they should be disbarred for malpractice. For what Mueller is running here is not, as Trump suggests, a "witch hunt." It is a...
  • Fire Bell in the Night for the Ayatollah

    01/04/2018 9:17:31 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Jan 05, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    As tens of thousands marched in the streets of Tehran on Wednesday in support of the regime, the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps assured Iranians the "sedition" had been defeated. Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari is whistling past the graveyard. The protests that broke out a week ago and spread and became riots are a fire bell in the night for the Islamic Republic. The protesters denounced President Hassan Rouhani, re-elected last year with 57 percent of the vote, for failing to curb inflation or deliver the benefits he promised when Iran signed the nuclear deal. Supreme Leader Ayatollah...
  • Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly

    12/14/2017 9:51:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 15, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned. The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself. First, the underlying crime in Watergate, a break-in to wiretap offices of the DNC, had been traced, within 48 hours, to the Committee to Re-Elect the President. In Russiagate, the underlying crime -- the "collusion" of Trump's campaign with the Kremlin to hack into the emails of the DNC -- has, after 18 months...
  • That Other Plot -- to Bring Down Trump

    10/31/2017 8:41:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 31, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    Well over a year after the FBI began investigating "collusion" between the Trump campaign and Vladimir Putin, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has brought in his first major indictment. Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort has been charged with a series of crimes dating back years, though none is tied directly to President Donald Trump or 2016. With a leak to CNN that indictments were coming, Mueller's office stole the weekend headlines. This blanketed the explosive news on a separate front, as the dots began to be connected on a bipartisan plot to bring down Trump that began two years ago. And...
  • Trump Embraces the Culture War

    10/10/2017 10:41:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 10, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    To attend the Indianapolis Colts game where the number of the legendary Peyton Manning was to be retired, Vice President Mike Pence, a former governor of Indiana, flew back from Las Vegas. With him in the stadium was wife Karen. In honor of Manning, she wore a No. 18 jersey as "The Star Spangled Banner" began. The Pences stood, hands over hearts. A dozen San Francisco 49ers took a knee. When the national anthem ended, Pence walked out. His limousine took him back to the airport to fly to LA. "A stunt! That plane trip cost taxpayers $250,000," wailed...
  • The Dead Soul of Stephen Paddock

    10/06/2017 10:49:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 6, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    What was his motive? Why did he do it? Why did Stephen Paddock, 64, rent rooms at the Mandalay Bay hotel, sneak in an arsenal of guns, a dozen of them converted to fully automatic, and rain down death on a country music concert? "We will never know," writes columnist Eugene Robinson. "There can be no rational argument for mass murder ... nothing can really explain the decision to spray thousands of concertgoers with automatic weapons fire, killing at least 59 and injuring hundreds more." But while there can be no justification for mass murder, there is an explanation. And...
  • Trump Dumps the Do-Nothing Congress

    09/08/2017 10:27:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 8, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    Donald Trump is president today because he was seen as a doer not a talker. Among the most common compliments paid him in 2016 was, "At least he gets things done!" And it was exasperation with a dithering GOP Congress, which had failed to enact his or its own agenda, that caused Trump to pull the job of raising the debt ceiling away from Republican contractors Ryan & McConnell, and give it to Pelosi & Schumer. Hard to fault Trump. Over seven months, Congress showed itself incapable of repealing Obamacare, though the GOP promised this as its first priority...
  • Is Trump's Agenda Being Eclipsed?

    08/22/2017 7:40:52 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 26 replies
    Townhall ^ | August 22, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    I have not become the King's First Minister in order to preside over the liquidation of the British Empire," said Winston Churchill to cheers at the Lord Mayor's luncheon in London in November 1942. True to his word, the great man did not begin the liquidation. When his countrymen threw him out in July 1945, that role fell to Clement Attlee, who began the liquidation. Churchill, during his second premiership from 1951-1955, would continue the process, as would his successor, Harold Macmillan, until the greatest empire the world had ever seen had vanished. While its demise was inevitable, the death...
  • Pat Buchanan: Trump May Need Those Transgender Troops

    08/21/2017 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 31, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan warns North Korea's nuclear escalation, deteriorating relations with Russia and China, and U.S. engagement in the Middle East are a growing challenge for the U.S. military — and President Donald Trump "may need those transgender troops."In a piece for World Net Daily, Buchanan chides that, "Apparently, U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia are insufficient to satiate our War Party."
  • After the Coup, What Then?

    08/07/2017 1:52:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | August 6, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    That the Trump presidency is bedeviled is undeniable. As President Donald Trump flew off for August at his Jersey club, there came word that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III had impaneled a grand jury and subpoenas were going out to Trump family and campaign associates. The jurors will be drawn from a pool of citizens in a city Hillary Clinton swept with 91 percent of the vote. Trump got 4 percent. Whatever indictments Mueller wants, Mueller gets. Thanks to a media that savages him ceaselessly, Trump is down to 33 percent approval in a Quinnipiac University poll and below 40...
  • Is Trump Entering a Kill Box?

    07/27/2017 10:31:57 PM PDT · by Meet the New Boss · 61 replies
    Townhall ^ | 28 July 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    A yearlong FBI investigation into Russian hacking has failed to produce a single indictment. Yet the president watches impotently as a special counsel pulls together a lethal force, inside his own administration, whose undeclared ambition is to bring him down. snip This is not a witch hunt. It is an Easter egg hunt on the White House lawn, where the most colorful eggs are likely to be the tax returns and the financial records of Trump, who built a real estate empire in a town where winners brag about how they gutted the losers. Every enemy of Trump is going...
  • Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

    07/21/2017 4:21:41 AM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 9 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 21, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    "Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender." Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing with Iran, the policy of containment crafted by George Kennan and pursued by nine U.S. presidents to bloodless victory in the Cold War. Why is containment surrender? "Because freedom is threatened everywhere so long as this dictatorship stays in power," says Gingrich. But how is our freedom threatened by a regime with 3 percent of our GDP that has been around since Jimmy Carter was president? Fortunately, Gingrich has found a leader to bring down...
  • Alone Perhaps, But Is Trump Right?

    07/11/2017 7:33:58 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 16 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/11/17 | Pat Buchanan
    At the G-20 in Hamburg, it is said, President Trump was isolated, without support from the other G-20 members, especially on climate change and trade. Perhaps so. But the crucial question is not whether Trump is alone, but whether he is right. Has Trump read the crisis of the West correctly? Are his warnings valid? Is not the Obama-Merkel vision of a New World Order a utopian fantasy? At the monument to the patriots of the Warsaw Uprising, Trump cited Poland as exemplar of how a great people behaves in a true national crisis. Calling the Polish people "the soul...
  • Is America Still a Nation?

    07/07/2017 11:06:14 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 10 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | July 5, 2017 | Patrick J. Buchanan
    In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.” The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philadelphia in 1789, begins, “We the people…” And who were these “people”? In Federalist No. 2, John Jay writes of them as “one united people … descended from the same ancestors, speaking the same language, professing the same religion, attached to the same principles of government, very similar in their manners and customs…” If such are the elements of nationhood and peoplehood, can we still speak of Americans as one nation and...